Let's talk about the holidays. They're hard, expectations are high, family issues are brought to the surface and it's just an all around stressful part of the year. Like I've said before, last year I was in such a funk that I swore I would not celebrate the holidays again. I got over it and came out with a whole new outlook. This year I decided that we would do exactly what we felt like. No commitments, no painful family obligations and no expectations. It worked - we had a great holiday. But it took 3 years in sobriety to get there...year 1, too wet brained to care, year 2 too depressed to function, year 3, BAM got it... IT ROCKED! See what I mean about holding on, it's worth it!
Now let's talk about New Year's. My first New Year's in sobriety sucked. I had plans with some other sober people and they never called. Being dissed in sobriety is painful. I laid on the couch feeling sorry for myself all night:( Then last year was a bit better. I was just coming out of my funk and went to a neighborhood party for a bit. This year I could care less what we do, really for me everyday is a New Year. And as for New Year's resolutions I've never stuck to a one. So this year I am not going to set myself up for disappointment. My New Year's resolution is...sometime this year I hope to start working-out.
What I really think we should celebrate is national "Thank God we made it through the Holidays Day." Who's in?